Rotary to host inspirational speaker
The De Soto Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Inspirational speaker Mark Johnson, Eudora, will be the guest speaker at the March 23 meeting.
Johnson travels the world providing insight and initiative through motivational speaking, as well as Leadership and Team Building Training. His clients range from large corporations to small businesses across the globe, as well as high schools and universities.
Johnson spent 20 years as a Special Forces, Green Beret officer in more than 50 nations on four continents, much of this time in combat, remote locations and other sensitive operations. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for his extraordinary actions during the Gulf War. He retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in October 2000.
Since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Col. Johnson has been called upon to assist the Special Operations forces, in the role of consultant, instructor and advisor, and has returned to the Middle East and Asia numerous times. He also continues to inspire audiences through his ongoing speaking engagements.
Johnson is the author of two books on leadership, team building and motivation: "How To Get Anyone To Follow You Anywhere: Green Beret Secrets to Leadership and Team Building" and "Lessons in Leadership: Straight Talk from a Green Beret." In these books, Johnson details a wide range of leadership and team building techniques, as well as specialized advice applicable to a variety of individuals and groups.
The community is invited to attend the Rotary meeting. Those planning to attend are asked to call 583-3730 to reserve a seat.